Melissa Whipps continues
her studies in the EMPA program at the Maxwell School to enhance her knowledge
of the public sector, strategic planning and to increase her expertise in
non-profit management. She currently is the Director of Foundation Relations at
Syracuse University, where she works with University faculty to develop and
write proposals to private and corporate philanthropic foundations. Melissa
holds a B.A in Earth Science from Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Science
in Oceanography from Oregon State University.